Maxine Charlotte (Tackels) Praklet

Born: Sat., Jan. 1, 1921
Died: Sun., Aug. 18, 2013

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Maxine Charlotte Praklet
January 1, 1921 ~ August 18, 2013
Maxine Charlotte Praklet, 92, residing in Granger, passed away at 7:35 pm Sunday, August 18, 2013 in South Bend, at the home of her niece, Chryl Conley.  She was born January 1, 1921 in Mishawaka to the late Louis Tackels and Georgia (Lichty) Miller, and remained a lifelong area resident.
On July 19, 1941 Maxine married John J. Praklet, who preceded her in death on April 27, 1977.  She is survived by her daughter, Janet (Cary, DVM) Thompson of Rockford, IL; sons, Richard L. (Diana) Praklet of Lakeville and John R. (Janet) Praklet of Granger; grandchildren, Jim (Melanie) Praklet of Edwardsburg, MI, Mindy Thompson of Rockford, IL and Julie (Zac) Tiknis of Chicago, IL; and six great grandchildren.
Maxine was the oldest of eight children and lovingly known as the Peacekeeper of the Family.  She was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters and is survived by her brother, Jack (Judith) Miller of South Bend.
Maxine worked for Uniroyal and Trinetics.  After retirement, she was very active at the Forever Learning Center in Mishawaka, where she enjoyed taking classes and making lifelong friendships.
There will be no public visitation. Private funeral services will be held for the immediate family in Riverview Mausoleum, South Bend. Palmer Funeral Home - Hickey Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Maxine may be donated to the Center for Hospice Care, 4220 Edison Lakes Pkwy, Ste 210, Mishawaka, IN  46545. Online condolences may be left for the Praklet family at

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Terry and Jayne (Messana) Ross
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
We're so saddened by the passing of Maxine. She was such a gentle spirit and I have so many beautiful memories of her growing up right next door to you. May she rest in peace as she's now in the company of my Mom and Dad and many other friends and family in Heaven. Do you think there might me an 11th street in Heaven???? Again my sympathy to you Dick, Janet and the rest of your family. Time heals.

Nila Grabowski Haug
   Posted Tue August 20, 2013
Janet, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the death of your Mom. I know the emptiness of the loss of a Mom (Kate Grabowski). Perhaps yours and mine will be celebrating their long lives together wherever they might be now.

Peace to you.


Robert & Eileen Miller
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Dear Jack & family,
You have our deepest sympathy on the passing of your sister Maxine.
She was such and carrying person and true peace maker who will be greatly missed.
Really enjoyed her company and all the holiday gathering that she attended at our house along with bringing her speciality pies.
My sister Debbie Bybee & family also sends their condolences.
Will be sure to keep you in our prayers.
Bob Miller and family.

bobby miller
   Posted Wed August 21, 2013
Aunt Maxine you were the best.I will miss you and your kindness. Will always remember your banana bread and pies.yum!!!! If anyone deserves to be in heaven it is you. God bless and i will see you there some day

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